East African Braised Chicken

  • cramajer Posted: 11/21/10
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    quite tasty. didn't use dates, just raisins. chicken just fell off the bone! yum!

  • febbraro Posted: 03/17/09
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    I add green/red peppers and some sort of potato, white, red, or tri color. I add more broth/water (usually double it) I server the chicken with the onion/pepper/potato as a side, no couscous and it is delicious. I like mine spicy so I play with different types of heat too. This is an incredibly versatile recipe. I make it once a week.

  • TDKKfarm Posted: 04/03/10
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    I've made this several times now, and my family - including the 2 & 4 year old - love it. I like it best with brown rice and fresh vegetables, but I've also served it with roasted red potatoes, or sweet potatoes. The first time I made it I found it delicious, but I wanted it spicier, so now I add more ginger, curry and red pepper. It's also wonderful left-over, and easy to double for company. Yum!

  • piesbybarbara Posted: 10/05/10
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    This recipe has become a staple at our house. I make it with prunes instead of dates and add thickly sliced zucchini in the last 30 minutes of braising. I also double the curry and cinnamon for more flavor. It's delish over couscous.

  • monkmonk Posted: 07/28/11
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    I've been making this for years and it's always a hit! I also use whatever dried fruit I have on hand - prunes, apricots, etc. My husband requests this often!

  • ChefLeesher Posted: 09/05/11
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    I have made this with all thighs, boneless thighs and bone-in breast. Have left out raisins or dates before. It all works. Really delish, comforting flavor.

  • Dutchess4210 Posted: 02/13/12
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    This recipe is a very pleasant surprise; have made it several times and never fails to excite me. Maybe too spicy for children and other living things, but perfect for culinary thrill-seekers.

  • heidz23 Posted: 02/05/12
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    I made this using only bone-in chicken breast. It was super easy to make and had a TON of flavor. Next time I think I might add more broth because there was a part of the breast meat that seemed a bit more dry (must not have been as submerged in the liquid - I also should have had the breast side down in the pot so the bone side would have been less submerged). Next time we'll probably add some chicken thighs to the mix. Served this with a baked sweet potato and steamed broccoli.

  • JessicaJJM Posted: 03/09/13
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    Delicious! Made with Couscous. Will make again for sure and maybe even for company. Didn't have raisins so used EXTRA dates - about a cup. Made it taste naturally sweet.

  • mlrlizard Posted: 08/23/12
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    Delicious! I make it without raisins and dates as my husband does not like them. I serve it with rice pilau. Did I mention, delicious?

  • stellacorona Posted: 12/28/12
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    have been making this for a long time. but, i changed the texture! i use 10-12 drumstix...then pull meat and skin off after cooking, separate fat then throw meat back into pot. don't use the fruit. serve over rice. with chow mein noodles on top!! yum!

  • Onecentinvegas Posted: 11/09/13
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    Incredibly good! Have made this several times, for family and just for Husband and myself. Always subtitute dried apricots for the dates (I don't like them) and serve over rice or couscous. Always gets raves no matter who eats it. It is one of my standing signature recipes. Everyone asks for it.

  • MooliesRecipes Posted: 01/12/14
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    I love this recipe. I first made it because I was looking for an easy, healthy chicken recipe. Now I make it because it is delicious. I've served it to dinner guests, who rave about it and never guess that it's "healthy." I serve over couscous made with orange zest, scallions, and a few chopped dates.

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